Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Over the last four years, THON has been an integral part of my journey as a Penn State student. The friends I have made and families I have met through this organization have inspired me, but most importantly THON has given me an opportunity to make an impact, however small, in the lives of children with cancer. Between my time as a THON chair for the club field hockey team and as the photography captain for THON 2020, I have truly come to appreciate everything this organization does, and see first-hand just how much we are able to help and support these families.
For those of you who may not know, THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, benefiting Four Diamonds - an organization that ensures families impacted by pediatric cancer never receive a medical bill and have a system of support throughout this difficult time. Since 1977, THON has raised over $157 million For The Kids. THON volunteers and Penn State organizations work throughout the year raising funds and holding events that culminate in a 46 hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon in February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand - all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure. Club Field Hockey is one of these organizations!
Through Club Field Hockey I have had the opportunity to represent our team as one of the THON chairs. Combining my passion for this sport and my passion for THON has been one of the highlights of my senior year. In the months leading up to THON my teammates and I will be raising money to fund critical pediatric cancer research and support the Four Diamonds families. It is our hope that one day, every child will have the opportunity to live out their dreams and that no family will ever have to hear the words, "Your child has cancer."
You are probably at this page today because you saw something on social media or heard about THON through a friend. Thank you for taking the time to read through my story and I hope that you will join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THON.
I truly appreciate any support you provide, either by making a donation or by sharing my page on social media to spread THON’s mission!